Friday, January 15, 2016

Debbie--have you seen... Sally M. Keehn's MOON OF TWO DARK HORSES

A reader wrote to ask me about Sally M. Keehn's Moon of Two Dark Horses. I'm adding it to my "Debbie--have you seen..." series. First published by Philomel in 1995, it is historical fiction about a friendship between Daniel (he's white) and Coshmoo (he's Delaware).

Publisher's Weekly gave it a starred review. In that review I see that Coshmoo is the son of "the Delaware Indian Leader Queen Esther." Queen? I'm also curious about "Coshmoo." I think I need to take a look at this book.

1 comment:

Ms. Fjeld said...

Hi Debbie,
Did you or someone you trust get a chance to look at this book? It was just requested by a teacher for books groups around the Revolutionary War, and I do not purchase books with inaccurate representations of Native Americans---based on the concerns you mention in this post I'm inclined to continue looking for a better choice. Any recommendations for books set during the American Revolution that accurately portray Native characters?
Thank you so much for all your work,